Friday Review: Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood by J. Michael Straczynski

My rating: 5 of 5 stars Wow. What a fascinating book. Fans of TV science fiction will know Straczynski as the creator and scriptwriter of Babylon 5 and Sense8, as well as the Ron Howard-Clint Eastwood movie, The Changeling. He has also worked in TV animation and comic books. Now, he is telling his own … Continue reading Friday Review: Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood by J. Michael Straczynski

Friday Review: Wanderers by Chuck Wendig

My rating: 4 of 5 stars Hundreds of people are being afflicted by a strange malady. One day, they simply leave whatever they are doing and begin walking. No one knows where they are going because they appear to be sleepwalking. They can't be waked, they don't speak, eat, or drink; they simply walk on … Continue reading Friday Review: Wanderers by Chuck Wendig

Friday Review: The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman (Audiobook)

My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a mash-up retelling of the fairy tales Sleeping Beauty and Snow White. In it, a young queen is preparing for her wedding, about which she has reservations. She is made aware of a spreading sleeping sickness that is fast approaching her borders. With three Dwarves as companions, … Continue reading Friday Review: The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman (Audiobook)

Monday Musings: Games, Poke, a Groundhog, Writing, and a Book for You

(Those of you not in the USA or who are not football fans can skip the first paragraph.) This was kind of a weird weekend. We didn't watch any football on Sunday. It was the Pro Bowl, and honestly, we gave up watching that one a few years ago. It's just a big media foofra … Continue reading Monday Musings: Games, Poke, a Groundhog, Writing, and a Book for You

Friday (Movie) Review: The Mule

My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a Clint Eastwood directed and produced movie based on an article that appeared in the┬áNew York Times. Eastwood also stars in the movie, along with Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburne, and Andy Garcia. It was released in December of 2018. The film tells the story of 90-year-old Earl … Continue reading Friday (Movie) Review: The Mule

Friday Review: Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth

Insurgent by Veronica Roth My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is the second installment in Roth's Divergent trilogy. It continues the story of Tris, the Divergent who helped overthrow the Erudite faction's plot to take over the governing of the dystopian society of a post-apocalyptic Chicago. After finding the way to break the Erudite … Continue reading Friday Review: Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth

Friday Review: The Black Company by Glen Cook

My rating: 3 of 5 starsGlen Cook is known as the father of the grimdark subgenre of fantasy. This book and series are the reason. This is not a pretty, sweeping, epic fantasy. This is deep in the trenches warfare, and the characters are right in the thick of the action.The Black Company has been … Continue reading Friday Review: The Black Company by Glen Cook

Friday Review: On Basilisk Station (Honor Harrington 1) by David Weber

On Basilisk Station by David WeberMy rating: 3 of 5 starsHonor Harrington is an officer in the Royal Manticoran (Space) Navy. She has been assigned as captain of the Fearless, a light cruiser that has been outfitted with a newly designed grav lance weapon that is supposed to be able to penetrate a ship's shielding. … Continue reading Friday Review: On Basilisk Station (Honor Harrington 1) by David Weber

Friday Review: Illuminated by Matt Bronleewe

Illuminated by Matt Bronleewe My rating: 2 of 5 starsAugust Adams is an archeaobibliologist. He specializes in rare antique books and is currently employed by collectors looking to add to their collections at any price. He is on a plane returning to New York with a copy of the Gutenberg bible he has obtained for … Continue reading Friday Review: Illuminated by Matt Bronleewe